Monday Melting Week 15 Plus Honeysuckle

that corner fence
chain linked
cannot bilk beauty from
my home
a synthetic cadre
instead
vining violist sutures
with flowered grace notes
rhapsodize with simplicity
on wire spindle staves
honeysuckle
you lactate peaceful nectar
intermezzo
that roves between
long caesura of atrophy
twining around mastoid
of my thoughts
and
that other infernal dissonance

I envy your quixotic journey–
in our quiet palaver
I almost smell a hint
of
meaning

rosemary mint

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This is the journal of a poetic rabbit. Within the warren you'll find poetry, short stories, essays, art, book and movie reviews, and other odds and ends. If you happen to meet the fey princess, be courteous. This rabbit did and was forever changed.
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44 Responses to Monday Melting Week 15 Plus Honeysuckle

  1. Thomas Davis says:

    A beautiful melody.
    I almost smell a hint
    of
    meaning
    and a great poem

    • Yousei Hime says:

      Thomas Davis,
      I enjoyed writing this one. It was nice to make a memory trip into that back yard. I had an earlier poem, a fairy vision, that walked through the same garden. Favorite spots are rich and precious. Thank you for sharing it with me.

  2. ManicDdaily says:

    Just terrific. I can see them intertwined with fence. Really a vivid and sensual piece in the sense of every sense triggered! K.

    • Yousei Hime says:

      ManicDdaily,
      Shawna always has a fun group of words to try and use, and she threw honeysuckle at me to boot. Everything else ended up hanging off those vines. ;) Thank you for coming by and reading.

  3. Beautiful, nature and music what a wonderful melody!

  4. Raven says:

    What a lovely image.

  5. Short Poems says:

    Very well-crafted, enjoyed it :)

  6. julespaige says:

    You captured me at a rabbit that writes poetry! Any relation to Alice’s White Rabbit?
    Lovely verse…I remember sipping my grandmother’s honeysuckle.
    My contribution is a bit darker, you can find it here:
    http://julesgemsandstuff.blogspot.com/2012/05/unsavory-slavery-sheep-clustered-in.html

    • Yousei Hime says:

      julespaige,
      Welcome! Perhaps a distant, distant relation. ;) I’m off to read at your place. Have tea ready. :D

      • julespaige says:

        The rabbit thing…hubby and I have been collecting them and well frogs too for over 30 years. :)

        • Yousei Hime says:

          julespaige,
          I just started a few years ago. Comes from a not-so-secret obsession with my Chinese zodiac sign. My current favorite is a little rosewood netsuke I bought last year. Glad someone else is a fan of the floppy eared furballs.

          • julespaige says:

            You name the medium we’ve got something in Frog or Bunny…clothes, Art Cards, toys, children’s books, brick-a-brack. Just wait if you’ve told anyone they’ll start collecting for you and your ‘furballs’ will multiply!!

            • Yousei Hime says:

              julespaige,
              Oh, I know, I know. For years I collected angels. My mother got them for me…birthday, Christmas, whatever. I my favorites lined up along the tops of my kitchen cabinets so I could enjoy them. Once when I was gone, my husband walked through the kitchen, and an angel dive-bombed him. I love that. I don’t collect them anymore, but I still like them just for that reason. ;)

          • Shawna says:

            I think I’m a snake.

            • Yousei Hime says:

              Shawna,
              If you search for Chinese zodiac on my site, you’ll find a chart to verify your sign.

            • Shawna says:

              Ooh, love the haiku in that post. Great last line: “I’m not that simple.” Superb.

              Yup, I’m a snake:

              “Rich in wisdom and charm, you are romantic and deep thinking and your intuition guides you strongly. Avoid procrastination and your stingy attitude towards money. Keep your sense of humor about life. The Snake would be most content as a teacher, philosopher, writer, psychiatrist, and fortune teller.”

            • Yousei Hime says:

              Shawna,
              You’re my first snake buddy! Cool! :D

            • Shawna says:

              Really? Wow! I think Kaya is a rabbit too.

  7. I read this days ago, but didn’t have a chance to comment. This is amazing….I’m really jealous of you for being able to write so brilliantly! :) I know you’ve heard all the fave lines from so many, but really, this entire piece is just spectacular!

  8. ayala says:

    Great write with wonderful flow :)

  9. brian miller says:

    vining violist sutures
    with flowered grace notes
    rhapsodize with simplicity
    on wire spindle staves
    honeysuckle

    and the next with lactate…great use of that word…this is really good and has a wonderful flow to it…i love honeysuckle as well…grew up with lots of it around and drinking its nectar…thanks for taking me back there…

    • Yousei Hime says:

      brian,
      I don’t remember any honeysuckle in my youth, but I loved how this vine grew to cover an ugly fence and acted as a support for the clematis, one of my favorite flowers. I did teach my boys how to drink the nectar though. ;) Happy to share with you always.

  10. slpmartin says:

    Just loved that last stanza…especially “smell a hint of meaning..”

    • Yousei Hime says:

      slpmartin,
      Sometimes things just happen and you have to smile when they happen right. Thank you for your continued support and comments. I really enjoy reading what you have to say.

  11. Eve Redwater says:

    Love this! “long caesura of atrophy” is gorgeous! :)

  12. leahJlynn says:

    That was lovely, glad i didn’t miss it. nice to read you again. Like photo as well

  13. Shawna says:

    Everything I have to say is nonverbal. I’m doing a lot of arm flailing and feet stomping over this delicious, nectar-leaking masterpiece. How did you do that so quickly?! I only asked for a honeysuckle poem like 15 minutes ago. You amaze me. :)

    I just love this: “honeysuckle you lactate peaceful nectar”
    And this: “twining around mastoid of my thoughts and that other infernal dissonance”
    What a nice bow wrapped around the package at the end: “I almost smell a hint of meaning”

    Why do you not write everyday? Stop hiding your poetry from me!!!

    • Yousei Hime says:

      Shawna,
      I so need you in my life. I’ve been listening to one of my favorite R&B/Blues artists, Anita Baker. You remind me of one of her favorite songs, “You Bring Me Joy.” (http://youtu.be/hweZGoG58cY)

      I’ll try, my dear. Life has been weighing me down, but I’ve got my head up again.

      • Shawna says:

        Well here I am, love bug. And writing will make you feel better! So will music, if it’s the right kind. And exercising. And lots of coffee. :) Burning candles. Breathing fresh air. Communing with nature. Laughing your behind off. Do you laugh enough? It really is the best medicine, you know. Your new puppy will help tremendously. You need to e-mail me your mailing address so that I can send you a card. I’m a great pen pal. :)

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